"In these times it's a boost" Tom Platt delighted to be named Boston United's Players' Player of the Year

Midfielder gets the nod from the dressing room

Tom Platt. Photo: Eric Brown

Tom Platt says that being named Boston United's Players' Player of the Year is a welcome boost.

The Pilgrims midfielder topped the dressing room poll, with captain Luke Shiels second and Brad Abbott taking third place.

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While Platt would normally have collected the Barbara Singleton Memorial trophy in front of supporters after the final home game of the season, he had to make do with an announcement via the club's Twitter account and congratulations from his teammates in their WhatsApp group.

But with the National League North season on hold and the country on lockdown, the Pilgrims midfielder was delighted to get the nod from his peers.

"It's a lot different to how it would normally be. But in these times it's a boost to be honest," Platt said.

"There's not a lot of positive news at the moment.

"It would have been great to collect it in person in front of the fans, but things are different at the moment.

"It's nice when your teammates vote for you, it makes you feel like you've done your job well. But this season's been a big team effort this year."

Platt, who signed from Alfreton Town in the summer scored twice in 40 appearances with the Pilgrims this season, playing a vital role as the club reached the FA Cup's second round and sat comfortably in the play-off spots when the campaign was put on pause.

"It was a nice surprise. We've had a brilliant squad and a lot of good players, so to get the award was nice," Platt added.

"We've had to make a few changes through injuries and different thing but probably seven or eight of the lads have been mainstays in the side.

"Once we got to know each other and gelled it worked really well."

United are yet to announce their Player of the Year winner, voted for by the fans.